It started with a tweet asking me to do this pose.
Then Charlie Jane Anders offered to pay $5 toward my chiropractor fees if I did it.
Charlie Finlay pledged $5 for the implants I’d need to pull it off.
Tehani Wessely said she’d chip in as well.
I felt like such a fool! All these years, I’ve been going to work like a sucker, when I could have been posing for profit!
And then I thought about it a bit more, wondering how many people would actually pay money to see me do painful cover poses.
Or better yet, how many people would contribute to a worthy cause for such a show?
So now I’m seriously considering holding the First Annual Cover Pose Fundraiser. There are several good causes I’m thinking about right now. I’d pick one and ask people to donate. The more money we raise, the more poses I do. Maybe one additional cover for every $100 up to a thousand dollars. Then maybe every $200. I don’t have all the details worked out yet.
But wait, you cry. Which covers would you do? Therein lies the best part, my friends. I’d let the biggest donors each pick one. Thus encouraging even more generosity toward Good Causes. (Depending on the number of covers I ended up with, I’d probably do a few random drawings from the donors as well so that everyone has a shot at picking covers.)
My biggest concern is the tone of the whole thing. Offering to do ridiculous poses, even to raise money for a good cause, could come off as rather distasteful depending on the cause. On the other hand, I think I could probably frame and present it in such a way that it wouldn’t seem belittling to the cause in question, if that makes sense.
What do you think?
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